20. maj 2001

Scratch Notation
________two DJs took their turns behind a long row of direct-drive Technics 1200s and accompanying DMT mixers to hold forth on their respective -- and perhaps competing -- systems. First, Montreal's A-Trak talked through a series of hand-drawn overhead transparencies that resembled the output of a particularly busy seismograph, occasionally (and nimbly) translating an inscription into sound on the instruments in front of him. Next, Phoenix, Arizona's Radar delivered a sober lecture favoring the use of established Western notation, plus a few extra symbols, illustrated by sections of a thoroughly professional-looking score________